I have still not heard about my possible promotion. I am told that I should be patient. Well, I am not the worlds most patient person, but, under the circumstances, I suppose I have to be, don’t I?
I have been looking at the housing market in Southern Ontario. I am specifically looking in areas from Burlington through to Grimsby, with the exception of Hamilton. I would live in West Hamilton or Hamilton Mountain but not lower Hamilton.
I would like to keep the commute to around an hour and no more than 1.5 hours each way. I think that should be possible. I plan on taking the Go Train into downtown Toronto, I am not crazy enough to drive. I can’t believe the number of people who do drive, I will not be one of them. Well, not on a regular basis anyway.
I suppose I am going to have to visit offices in the GTA and in Southern Ontario from time to time. This will mean I will need to drive, but the occasional trip will be fine. A daily commute via car would likely drive me insane.
So, for now, I am in a holding pattern. I am still planning to be on vacation the week before our IT Conference, I have made plans with many friends for the week. The only difference now is that I might already be in Ontario, and by the 3rd week of October, I certainly hope I will be in my new house.
I hope to hear something, positive or negative by Friday, Monday at the latest. It’s really a win-win situation. If I get the promotion, that will be an interesting turn in my career. If I don’t, I get to stay here, living in the beautiful mountains of South-West Alberta and working from home. I really can’t lose.